Elise McMurry Debuts in Independent Motion Picture

Elise was not only a singer during her studies at Mississippi School of the Arts, the staff and student body soon found out she could act, too. Elise, a former MSA vocal studentRead More…

MSA Students Experience Film Life “On Set”

Porches and Private Eyes has finally hit the hometown of Brookhaven, Mississippi. With the premiere showing Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 and again at the first-ever Film Haven Film Festival on September 10th, the independent film hasRead More…

The MSA Candlelight Dinner: A Ceremony to Remember

Students from all over Mississippi filled The Phoenix on Thursday night, August 4th, as MSA celebrated the end of the first full day of school. The ceremonial dinner, a tradition held every year, is enjoyedRead More…

Kelly Walters Shares Her Story – Mapping a Modern Mississippi

Kelly Walters, a visual arts instructor at Mississippi School of the Arts, recently interviewed for the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative. Modern Mississippi aims to showcase the arts around ourRead More…

OVER $8.5 MILLION DOLLARS: Class of 2016 Sets Milestone

The Class of 2016 has set a remarkable milestone as the recipients of over $8.5 million dollars worth of scholarships and financial aid from universities stretching from Hawaii to the west, to NewRead More…

“Red’s Untold Tale” – Artist’s Portfolio Lands on Novel Cover

Most of the 2015-2016 visual artists and showcase guests at Mississippi School of the Arts remember the red cloak on display in Enoch’s Art Gallery for the senior portfolio showcase, as well as the VernonRead More…

2016 Summer Camp Gains Record Attendance

Junior high and high school students from all over Mississippi spent a solid week at MSA for the third annual Summer Arts Camp. Campers were indulged in many facets of the artsRead More…

Peagler Joins 16 Other Educators in Principal Corps

Former Mississippi School of the Arts academic counselor, Avery Peagler, has been accepted into the University of Mississippi’s Principal Corps program and joins 16 others from around Mississippi. Principal Corps is a scholarship-based opportunity to produceRead More…

Whitworth College Alumni Reunite for First Time in Decades

For the first time in forty years, alumni of the historic Whitworth College campus returned for a reunion, sponsored by the Mississippi School of the Arts Alumni Association. More than 25 individualsRead More…

Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey Keynotes for Commencement 2016

Graduation is nothing less than exciting for high school seniors, especially at Mississippi School of the Arts. Two years of rigorous work prepares students for advanced studies in colleges and universities aroundRead More…

MSA Chorale Sings Alma Mater for Recording Session

The Mississippi School of the Arts Chorale recently performed their 2016 Spring Concert in Lampton Auditorium. During the event, they sung the school’s alma mater as they have done at most eventsRead More…

Literary Students Attend Eudora Welty Awards Ceremony

Over 300 people attended the Mississippi Scholastic Writing Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at the Eudora Welty House. Students received gold and silver keys, as well as an American Voices nomination. EudoraRead More…

Seniors Participate in 2016 National College Signing Day

REACH HIGHER NATIONAL INITIATIVE While students around the nation recognized April 26th as National College Signing Day, a group of seniors at Mississippi School of the Arts also took the opportunity to proclaim their post-secondaryRead More…

MSA Students Total $21,000 in Mississippi Scholars Initiative

Twenty-nine (29) senior students in the class of 2016 at Mississippi School of the Arts were recently recognized at an awards reception for receiving scholarships through the Mississippi Scholars Initiative statewide program,Read More…

Aerial Adams to be Featured on MPB Television

MSA Literary Arts senior, Aerial Adams, recently participated in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition in Laurel, then the state competition at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson. Aerial, an MSA student from Jackson,Read More…

Joey Davis Receives Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Award

A Mississippi School of the Arts vocal music senior was recently selected to receive the Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Award, a top award presented by the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Each year, MHSAARead More…

Two Vocal Students Place at 2016 State NATS Competition

Two vocal students at Mississippi School of the Arts were among winners of this year’s NATS Mississippi state competition. According to the national web site, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS)Read More…

Students Earn Prestigious Creative Writing Awards

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Literary Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Creative Writing Competition hosted by The Eudora Welty House, in conjunction with the EudoraRead More…

Students Receive Honors in Prestigious Art Competition

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Visual Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Art Competition hosted by The Mississippi Museum of Art, including an American Visions AwardRead More…

MSA Receives Mississippi Blood Services 2015 All Star Award

The Mississippi School of the Arts was nominated and received the Mississippi Blood Services 2015 All Star Award. The award is given to an entity that shows overwhelming interest in donating bloodRead More…

MSA Earns Top 3 Spot in ACT® Scores in Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) earned the third highest average ACT® score in the state among juniors in 2015, according to recent data from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE).Read More…

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